Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Installing and configuring a mpd client

We will use gmpc (Gnome Music Player Client) as an example mpd client. There are many others of course. On the desktop computer, in the Terminal :
  • write "su" and press ENTER
  • enter the root password for the desktop computer
  • write "aptitude update" and press ENTER
  • write "aptitude install gmpc" and press ENTER
  • exit Terminal
Open gmpc (Gnome Music Player Client).

On the upper left side click "Music" and then "Preferences"

Under "Connection" :
  • Name = chose what you like (for example : Alix)
  • Host =
  • Port = 6601
  • leave the rest unchanged
  • click "Connect" on the lower right side
  • click "Close" on the lower right side
If you have connected your USB DAC to the Amp and the Alix and if you have entered music (for example FLAC files) into your music library (= the folder /home/your_username/music/mpd_music) you should here music as soon as you add a song to the playlist and click "Play" (or double-click on the song).